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The Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing an Obama-era request that oil and natural gas companies provide information on methane emissions at oil and gas operations.
The justification for this directive was that the data would help the regulator develop regulations aimed at cutting methane emissions-methane is a much more powerful greenhouse agent than carbon monoxide, and the oil and gas industry is the biggest emitter of the gas.
Children play in yard of Ruston Home while Tacoma smelter stack showers area with arsenic and lead residue in 1972
This action also comes after the agency received a letter on March 1, 2017, from nine state Attorneys General and the Governors of MS and Kentucky, expressing concern with the pending Information Collection Request for Oil and Gas Facilities.
Oil and gas wells, pipelines and other equipment leak a large, but not fully understood, quantity of methane into the atmosphere.
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But what made it uniquely Charles was that only a few people, fans of the Chiefs and in this case the Saints, saw it happen. With Charles now gone, this opens the door for the Chiefs to draft a running back fairly high in the draft.
The ICR was part of the previous administration's plan to crack down on emissions from existing oil and gas facilities - a piece of President Obama's broader Climate Action Plan. "We believe the EPA's requests to be an unnecessary and onerous burden on oil and gas producers that is more harassment than a genuine search for pertinent and appropriate information". "IPAA welcomes today's announcement as it brings meaningful relief to independent producers across the nation and demonstrates that creating American jobs and developing USA energy is a high priority for the Trump administration".
Pruitt, a longtime friend of the oil industry, including during his tenure as Oklahoma attorney general, dropped the EPA request Thursday.
The American Petroleum Institute hopes EPA's move is part of a one-two punch, with the Senate also considering using the Congressional Review Act to torpedo Bureau of Land Management restrictions on methane emissions for oil and gas development on public and tribal lands.
The EPA pegged the industry-wide cost of responding to the survey, which probed almost 20,000 owners and operators in the oil and gas sector, at $42 million-or, depending on the type of survey, between $1,200 and $5,160 per company.
Xenophobic attacks continue in South Africa
She advised Nigerians to be extra cautious as it looks like South African government seems to have no control over these attacks. In April 2015, angry unemployed mob targeted foreigners killing them or looting their property.
Apparently that worked. Pruitt halted the inquiry and says he'll rethink what information to request from the companies.
In their place, the bill would establish a new tax on employees for the value of generous employer health benefits. They risk alienating Trump's loyal base - a prospect many lawmakers do not take lightly.
A tongue-in-cheek campaign website urging French citizens to sign a petition asking Barack Obama to run as President of France . Why Obama? "Because he has the best resume in the world for the job", reads the website, which is in no way connected to Obama.
Lombardi was asked how he thought Quick and Bishop - two hyper competitive starters - would react to competing for the net. Quick was also a Vezina finalist last season. "That's a really dumb question", Sutter said, growing angry.
Doubt got off to a disappointing ratings start, opening to a 0.8 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49 and 5.29 million viewers. ET, with Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders taking over the time slot on March 8 following the two-hour spring premiere of Survivor .
The hiccup didn't stop Fowler from going on to win the tournament and taking home the $1.5million winners cheque. Defending champion Adam Scott played his way out of contention after posting a 71 to fall back to two under.
This week, he's showing the country that he is holding firm on another campaign pledge: no cuts to social security and Medicaid. President Trump is clearly showing he's out to fulfill his campaign promises despite all the naysayers.
Analysts mean target price for The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is $43.79 while their mean recommendation is 2.60 (1=Buy, 5=sell). The company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.18.
The Geneva peace process has barely reached first gear, with five days of discussion exclusively on how to arrange the talks. Hariri said Ja'afari may have had his arm twisted. "So, I think it was quite useful", he said.
While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators about Palo Alto Networks , Inc.'s ( PANW ) . Geographically, on a year-over-year basis, revenues from the Americas increased 28% and represented 69% of total revenue .
SA celebrates Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent
Andrew's for eight years, said some church members saw a church in Minneapolis doing it and recommended it for St. While many people want to observe Ash Wednesday, Rawles said many people honestly needed another option.
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YouTube TV will also work with Google's Chromecast so that people can stream a live or recorded show from their phone to their TV. YouTube TV will include networks owned by CBS ( CBS ), Disney (DIS), Comcast's (CMCSA) NBCUniversal and 21st Century Fox (FOXA).
El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo
Zoo officials noticed on Thursday that Gustavito was acting strangely and would not come out of the water in his enclosure or eat. It was after this that vets there found wounds on his neck and face. "There were injuries inside his mouth", Henríquez said.
Warner Bros. is working on a Nightwing movie
The closest thing to a Boy Wonder appearance Nolan gave to fans was Joseph Gordon Levitt's John Blake in " The Dark Knight Rises". Hopefully, though, Chris McKay will be allowed to maintain moments of levity and silliness within this new Nightwing movie .